Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh live in Moscow and work in their own beautiful studio.   Along with being husband and wife, they studied together, in the Department of Art and Design at the Moscow Academy of Textiles. Their artistic careers were already well underway when they were still students.

  Since that time they have taken part in numerous exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. Much of their work has been acquired by private connoisseurs, and state and corporate collections, such as “Deloitte”, “John Deere”, “Hyatt Development” and "Johnson & Johnson" and many others . Their paintings are permanently represented in well-known art galleries, including “Smelik & Stokking Galleries” (the Hague-Amsterdam-Rotterdam), “M’Ars Gallery” (Moscow), the gallery “Godot” (Prague), “East Meets West Gallery” (Moscow-Hong Kong), "Maple Avenue Gallery" (Evanston, IL, USA). The artworks of both artists decorate many private homes and public places all over the world.

In 2001 Lily and Sergei founded STUDIO 30, - an international contemporary art gallery which comprises a group of artists working in different media. The creative team is focused on art projects exploring many aspects of modernity and traditions, rationalism and the secret life of our inner beings.






Lily Balasanova

Sergei Kolevatykh


Artist’s studio is always a mysterious place, which serves a variety of functions. First and foremost, it is a private place, a kind of a refuge for an artist where he can create and rule his own small universe. On the other hand, it must also be a public place where an audience may come and see the artist's work.

Happily, Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh had an oportunity to design and construct their two-storied Moscow studio themselves and to arrange there everything according to their particular creative needs.

It was not an easy task, since, during their careers, both artists have come through many changes. They like to explore new techniques and various materials and believe that in art everything is too fascinating.

Lily and Sergei know how to incorporate seemingly incompatible matters into their paintings: from digital images to a very archaic craft and needlework. Sometimes their studio looks like an alchemist laboratory, sometimes it reminds a carpenter’s workshop; or one day, it can be suddenly filled up with numerous odd things, antique rags and scraps.

But in a short time, this space can be easily transformed into a  private  show room, and a visitor may hardly suspect how many interesting things, including an extensive collection of artwork, can be hidden in secret chambers behind the plain whiteness of the walls.

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